WayBetter: Weight Loss Games

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About this app

Welcome to the WayBetter App, a different and fun way to lose weight.

Say good-bye to fad diet plans and quick fixes. You might lose weight fast, but it doesn’t last.

Our WayBetter Way of managing your weight is based on behavioral science and it works! It’s all about turning hard work into fun.

You’ll play in social games that last 2-6 weeks and motivate you to make small and sustainable changes, without turning your life upside down.

We offer dozens of group games starting every week, led by expert coaches.

WayBetter games support long-term weight management by:
Motivating you to build new healthy eating and exercise habits
Helping you stay accountable to sticking to your new habits
Providing you with a supportive community - our games are social!

When you join as a WayBetter Member we’ll set you up for success with:
A personalized weight-loss plan (“My Plan”)
Our science-backed “WayBetter Way” Motivation Boosters
Games starting every week in nutrition, fitness, and mindset
Coaches who share expert tips and motivation
A supportive community and “inspiration feed” to inspire you, featuring our members and coaches
Real accountability through our proprietary in-game verification methods
Heart rate and step-tracking integrations

WayBetter has partnered with scientists from universities to publish our results in peer-reviewed journals. We have also received a $1 million grant from the U.S National Institutes of Health to keep building on our unique system.

What really makes WayBetter special are our proprietary Motivation Boosters! Behavioral scientists call them “commitment contracts.” Decades of studies show they work!

When you join a game, you’ll have a choice of Motivation Boosters:

Financial Commitment
WayBetter’s original Motivation Booster! You’ll put a little of your own money into the game’s “pot” at the start. At the end, if you’ve completed all the game activities, you’re a winner! You get all your money back plus a small profit. The profit comes from the players who didn’t complete the game. Their money is split equally among all the winners. WayBetter doesn’t keep any of it!

Our data shows that players who put their money on the line are 5x more likely to succeed in achieving the game’s goal. Over a million people have already done it and to encourage you to try it, we’ll give you the money to cover your first game!

While there’s money on the line, it’s never about the money. It’s about getting you to invest in your health, build momentum and confidence, and stick to your commitments. For any lawyers reading, we’ll add that winning in our games involves no element of chance and nothing outside your direct control. Winning is a result of your hard work, not luck.

Accountability Partners
Prefer not to motivate yourself with money? No problem! You can invite friends and family to track your progress and cheer you on! It’s free and easy for them.

We’re working on adding even more Motivation Booster options!

We’re proud of our members and our system!
18 million pounds of weight lost by our members and counting
20+ games available weekly
Expert coaches who will help you along your journey
Over 1 million people have played our games!

Play in up to 10 games at once to create your custom weight-loss plan!
Current game offerings include (we’re always adding more!):

Food tracking, healthy food swaps, mindful eating, staying hydrated, meal planning, and more!

Walking, running, cardio exercise, strength training and weight lifting, bodyweight exercises, yoga, stretching, and more!

Finding motivation, reading, sleep tracking, addressing negative self-talk and other weight-loss blockers, and more!

WayBetter’s unique weight management program has been featured in the New York Times, ABC News, People Magazine, and more.

Ready for a WayBetter Way to manage your weight?

Terms of use: https://waybetter.com/terms
Updated on
Nov 7, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.01K reviews
Sierra Albright
September 20, 2023
Interface is simple to navigate, so that's nice. I honestly loved the little meal plan section. But I submitted pictures for challenges & those picture just disappeared. Can't find the cost of the subscription anywhere in the app, had to Google it. Not worth the risk of $70 (every 6 months) when the free trial doesn't go long enough to finish a game & see if I get the money back. To the devs I'd recommend offering a free game (the whole length) & not a 7day trial.
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WayBetter, Inc.
September 25, 2023
Thanks for the review and feedback, Sierra. We truly appreciate it!
Monica Moussighi
July 3, 2023
At first, the app was great for motivating me. But recently, it has gotten glitchy, and the quality of customer service has declined. A few times, my activity did not sync with the app, so I lost the games I was participating in and the money I had committed to them. The first time I contacted support, they were helpful in correcting the issue. But it kept happening, and their recent responses have been shifting blame to Google or Strava instead of making it right. It's not fun anymore.
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WayBetter, Inc.
July 20, 2023
Thanks for your review, though we're sorry you haven't enjoyed the experience. When possible, we work with players to troubleshoot syncing issues. However, when there are repeat issues with a tracking source (such as Google or Strava) we need the user to reach out to them as we cannot troubleshoot their products. Sorry for the confusion!
Jennifer Rose Sweet
July 18, 2023
Day 2 and the app won't load. It's hard to play a game when the app won't open, and you can not access your games from a web browser. I have $20 riding on the games plus the subscription fee. I've restarted my phone. I've also deleted and reinstalled the app. If you rely on data submission and plan to charge for your services, then the app needs to be working or you need a backup plan.
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WayBetter, Inc.
August 8, 2023
Thank you for your review, though we're sorry you encountered an issue. If you haven't already, please email us at support@waybetter.com so we can look into this for you. Thanks!

What's new

Bug fixes and performance enhancements